Zinnbauer was asked what has made Swallows so hard to beat in 2020-21.
“Look on the field at which players they have‚” he chuckled. “On the field it’s not a second-tier team — it’s a first-tier team‚ and in their positions too.
“Yes‚ it’s always so that if you come with a good mood‚ a good team and a good structure into a new league then you always have those one or two teams in a league who fly.
“But Swallows have earned this. They have really done a good job. And especially in the offence they always find a solution.
“And you saw the results. They don’t have a lot of defeats. They always come back in games‚ they fight for every metre. That’s the reason for their record.”
Sundowns seemed to deal the death blow to Bucs’ title chances with the 4-1 destruction at Loftus Versfeld last Thursday. Pirates‚ who showed signs of fatigue drawing 0-0 against Algeria’s ES Setif in the Caf Confederation Cup at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday‚ will aim to bounce back into contention beating Swallows.